Solva’s Approach to Covid-19

As we have seen over the recent weeks, the global spread of COVID-19 is impacting us all. Like most, we are carefully monitoring the progression and have been strictly following the advice of the public officials and agencies. It is exceptionally important for us to keep our seniors safe as they are part of the vulnerable population.

All that being said, there will still be a need for eldercare services and immediate accommodations/care. Our Solva team has always offered seniors and families an independent resource to quickly navigate and find options for aging loved ones. We promise to continue to do this throughout this difficult time.

We are in continuous contact with all retirement communities in Ottawa even those who do not partner with us. We can help find and facilitate with an urgent, crisis, or immediate move in’s. Some seniors may require immediate care or wish to be in a less isolating environment with professional staff on-site 24/7.

Some of the things Solva can offer:
● Quickly narrow down options that match needs
● Help facilitate immediate placements for respite, convalescence, and/or permanent moves
● Telephone, email, and virtual tour consultations for each retirement community in Ottawa (via zoom web-conferencing)
● Still liaise with retirement communities to help make transitions smooth

Under the current guidelines, retirement homes and other forms of seniors housing are not accepting visitors, which includes tours. In the past, you would have had the opportunity and convenience of being able to visit each home before you made a selection. This is currently not the case until future notice. However, Solva can still help you and is offering a virtual tour program that can assist to visually see all the local retirement communities. We are in constant communication and can gain access to an assortmentof videos, photos and other resources that can be shared virtually. We can then help support you to locate immediate accommodation including temporary furnished accommodations.

We can also help with the following aging at home:
- Private nursing care and PSW agency referrals
- Medical alert buttons and fall detection with GPS
- Housekeeping and cleaning services
- Mobile foot care (* currently for emergencies only until Phase 2 of community re-opening)
- Organizing, Moving and Downsizing

If you are staying home, a medical alert button could offer some security. We can get this monitoring system set up virtually, quickly, and give those at home self-isolating, some peace of mind.

As an aside, like so many of you, our team is also worried about our own aging loved ones. We are sourcing services, programs, devices, and products that can keep our loved ones safe, secure, and socially stimulated during these times of social isolation. We will be creating a number of virtual social programs to keep our aging community engaged as well as supporting their caregivers.

We are here, ready to help and assist the very best we can and we thank you for your continued support.

Christine Forget
Founder and CEO
Solva Senior Living
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